Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And their inhabitants were powerless, they were dismayed and put to shame; they were as the grass of the field and the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and grain blighted before it be grown up.

New American Standard Bible

"Therefore their inhabitants were short of strength, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the vegetation of the field and as the green herb, As grass on the housetops is scorched before it is grown up.

King James Version

Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

Holman Bible

Their inhabitants have become powerless,
dismayed, and ashamed.
They are plants of the field,
tender grass,
grass on the rooftops,
blasted by the east wind.

International Standard Version

Their inhabitants are devoid of power, and are terrified and put to shame. They've become like plants in the field, like green shoots, like grass on rooftops, scorched by the east wind.

A Conservative Version

Therefore their inhabitants were of small power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb. As the grass on the housetops, and as a field [of grain] before it is grown up.

American Standard Version

Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as a field of grain before it is grown up.

Amplified

Therefore their inhabitants had little power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were like the grass of the field and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops and like a field of grain blasted before it is grown or is in stalk.

Bible in Basic English

This is why their townsmen had no power, they were broken and put to shame; they were like the grass of the field, or a green plant; like the grass on the house-tops, which a cold wind makes waste.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And their inhabitants, of little strength, dismayed and confounded shall be as the grass of the field and as the green shrub as the grass on the housetops, that before it comes to maturity it is dried up.

Julia Smith Translation

And their inhabitants short of hand; they were dismayed and ashamed; they were the greet herb of the field and the verdure, and the tender grass of the enclosure of the roofs, and a blasting before it rose up.

King James 2000

Therefore their inhabitants were of little power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as grain blighted before it is grown.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And their inhabitants [are] {weak}; they are dismayed, and they are ashamed; they have become [like] plants of [the] field, and [like] greens of grass, [like] grass on [the] roofs and a cultivated field {before} the standing grain.

Modern King James verseion

And their inhabitants were short of hand; dismayed and ashamed. They were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, even grain blasted before it has risen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For their inhabiters shall be like lame men, brought in fear and confounded. They shall be like the grass and green herbs in the field, like the hay upon housetops, that withereth afore it be grown up.

NET Bible

Their residents are powerless; they are terrified and ashamed. They are as short-lived as plants in the field or green vegetation. They are as short-lived as grass on the rooftops when it is scorched by the east wind.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore their inhabitants had little power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were like the grass of the field, and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops, and like a field before its crop has grown.

The Emphasized Bible

And their inhabitants, being powerless, were overthrown and put to shame - They became - Grass of the field and Young herbage, Grass on housetops, and Seed parched before it came up.

Webster

Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house-tops, and as corn blasted before it is grown up.

World English Bible

Therefore their inhabitants had little power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were like the grass of the field, and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops, and like a field before its crop has grown.

Youngs Literal Translation

And their inhabitants are feeble-handed, They were broken down, and are dried up. They have been the herb of the field, And the greenness of the tender grass, Grass of the roofs, And blasted corn, before it hath risen up.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
were of small
קצר 
Qatser 
Usage: 5

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

בּוּשׁ 
Buwsh 
Usage: 119

they were as the grass
עשׂב 
`eseb 
Usage: 33

of the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

and as the green
ירק 
Yaraq 
Usage: 5

דּשׁא 
Deshe' 
Usage: 15

as the grass
חציר 
Chatsiyr 
Usage: 21

on the housetops
גּג 
Gag 
Usage: 30

and as corn blasted
שׁדמה 
Sh@demah 
Usage: 4

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Answer

26 Hast thou not heard that long ago I did it, and that from ancient days I formed it? Now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps. 27 And their inhabitants were powerless, they were dismayed and put to shame; they were as the grass of the field and the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and grain blighted before it be grown up. 28 But I know thine abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy raging against me.


Cross References

Psalm 129:6

Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth before it is plucked up,

Numbers 14:9

only rebel not against Jehovah; and fear not the people of the land; for they shall be our food. Their defence is departed from them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not.

2 Kings 19:26

And their inhabitants were powerless, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the growing grass, and as the green herb, As the grass on the housetops, and grain blighted before it be grown up.

Psalm 37:2

for they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and fade as the green herb.

Psalm 90:5-6

Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that groweth up:

Psalm 92:7

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they may be destroyed for ever.

Psalm 103:15

As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth:

Psalm 127:1-2

{A Song of degrees. Of Solomon.} Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:

Isaiah 19:16

In that day shall Egypt be like unto women; and it shall tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Jehovah of hosts, which he shaketh over it.

Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice saith, Cry. And he saith, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field.

Jeremiah 5:10

Go up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end; take away her battlements, for they are not Jehovah's.

Jeremiah 37:10

For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.

James 1:10-11

and the rich in his humiliation, because as the grass's flower he will pass away.

1 Peter 1:24

Because all flesh is as grass, and all its glory as the flower of grass. The grass has withered and its flower has fallen;

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